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Enterprise RAID for $49

Submitted by: shadowman @ 11:15 AM | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | (url: http://www.tomsha...)

You can get expensive RAID features for only $49 and no need to purchase a hardware RAID controller. This driver/software allows you to use the ports already on your motherboard at speeds much greater than Matrix RAID.

WD Announces VelociRaptor The Worlds Fastest SATA Hard Drive

Submitted by: jamesjimmy @ 07:39 AM | Monday, April 21, 2008 | (url: http://bittdaily....)

WD announced today that it is now shipping WD VelociRaptor hard drives, the next generation of its 10,000 RPM SATA "Raptor" series of drives. Designed with an enterprise-class foundation, the new WD VelociRaptor hard drive is modified specifically for PC and Mac enthusiasts and professional workstations. Destined to become the new high-performance favorite of these groups, the WD VelociRaptor hard drive comes packed with twice the capacity and a 35 percent performance increase over the previous generation.

Holographic storage this May

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:46 AM | Sunday, April 20, 2008 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

Even since astronaut Frank Bowman disconnected the HAL 9000s holographic memory in 2001: A Space Odyssey techies have been wondering when we could buy real holographic storage. Now we know: May, 2008.

It is that value that justifies a price - $18,000 - that will keep most of us from buying ourselves an early Xmas gift. The quantity 1 media price of $180 for 300 GB looks expensive to us, but quite reasonable compared with the cost of 35mm film stock and long-term storage.

15 years ago a 3x CD reader cost a few hundred dollars. Perhaps in 15 years holographic burners will be $50 and the media less than a $1.

Information Storage in Three Dimensions

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:36 AM | Wednesday, March 19, 2008 | (url: http://www.physor...)

"For the first time, researchers have successfully turned a glass material into three-dimensional information storage using a light-based technique. This achievement may be a big step forward for the real-life implementation of such materials, which have the potential to store terabits of data (1,000 gigabits, or about 125 gigabytes) in just a single cubic centimeter". -

So basically our next hardrive or RAM could be a small glass cube.

IBM Brings Single-Atom Data Storage Closer to Reality

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:58 AM | Friday, August 31, 2007 | (url: http://www.physor...)

Such a storage capability would enable nearly 30,000 feature length movies, or the entire contents of YouTube, millions of videos estimated to be more than 1,000 trillion bits of data, to fit in a device the size of an iPod. Perhaps more importantly, the breakthrough could lead to new kinds of structures and devices that are so small they could be applied to entire new fields and disciplines beyond traditional computing.